Kybella is the only FDA approved injectable treatment of its kind.
What is it for?
Kybella works to get rid of submental fullness, also known as double chin. Sometimes exercise and a good diet can’t get rid of stubborn under-chin fat. Remember, it targets fat, not loose skin or muscle. Think of Kybella as injectable lipo more than an injectable facelift.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella is a 15-20-minute-long non-surgical procedure. It involves the injection of synthetic deoxycholic acid. That name sounds intimidating, but deoxycholic acid is found naturally in the body. It aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. The amount of injections received in one treatment depends on the amount of fat that needs to be destroyed. Usually there will be 2-3 vials of Kybella (or 12-20 injections) used, but up to 50 injections can be done in one treatment. One can get up to 6 treatments, with at least a month of downtime between each.
Will I be done after one treatment?
No, in fact it usually will take 3-5 treatments to see results. 59% of people in clinical trials got 6 treatments, the maximum. Results take 4-6 weeks to show up after the injections. Once you get the desired results or up to 6 treatments, the fat cells will not come back.
Will there be any side effects?
You will probably experience some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. This is normal, and this is temporary. 3-4 days after the first treatment especially, there will be swelling under your chin.
When can’t I use Kybella?
You cannot use Kybella when you are pregnant, breastfeeding, if you have an infection in the treatment area, or have had trouble swallowing.
So now that you have decided whether Kybella is right for you, the next step is to find a licensed and specially trained injector to perform the treatment on you!